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Apple is set to unveil new iPhones tonight – here’s what to expect

Apple is set to unveil new iPhones tonight – here’s what to expect

Technology
By Tom Acres, technology reporter Like the sun comes up each morning, we move through life safe in the knowledge that Apple will unveil new iPhones each September.The tech giant hosts the media at its California campus at around this time every year to announce its next range of smartphones, and 2019's event will take place in the shadow of recent security and privacy scandals. Apple recently made changes to its Siri voice assistant following claims by an ex-worker that they "regularly" overheard confidential encounters - and had to address research by Google that suggested hackers have been using malicious software to harvest photos and contacts from iPhones.The firm will be hoping for more positive headlines about its product showcase...
Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

Technology
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday defended the pricing of the company's latest iPhones in an interview on "Good Morning America." "We want to make an iPhone for everyone," he told Robin Roberts. Cook explained that many iPhone users finance the devices through their cellular carrier, making the costly expenditure more affordable. "Most people pay about $ 30 a month for an iPhone or $ 1 a day," Cook noted. Last week, Apple executives unveiled three new iPhones at its Cupertino headquarters in California -- the tech giant's biggest and most expensive iPhones to date. The Xs starts at $ 999 while the Xs Max has a $ 1,099 price tag. Apple also debuted what the company described as the "affordable" iPhone XR, at $ 749. The Xs Max features the biggest display in the iPhone sphere with a 6.5-in...
Apple boosted by selling more expensive iPhones

Apple boosted by selling more expensive iPhones

Business
Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in its most recent quarter but their higher price tag meant the tech giant still beat analyst forecasts.The firm said it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the three months to the end of June, up just 1% from last year. But the average iPhone selling price hit $ 724, well above the expected $ 694.The firm said its $ 999 iPhone X - launched last year - remained its most popular iPhone model in the quarter and had driven the higher sales price.Strong revenue growth of 31% from Apple's services business, which includes the App store, Apple Music and Apple Pay, also boosted its performance.Overall the tech giant's revenue jumped 17% year-on-year to $ 53.3bn (£40.6bn), with every region except Japan reporting double digit...
Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Technology
Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips.It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data.Apple said it had already released some patches but there was no evidence that the vulnerability had been exploited.But it advised downloading software only from trusted sources to avoid "malicious" apps. Mac users have often believed that their devices and operating systems are less vulnerable to security issues than, for example Android phones or computers running Microsoft systems. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe Meltdown and Spectre flaws are found in many modern computer processing units - or microchips - made by Intel and ARM, an...